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Water can accumulate in several places outside of your home, and this is where mosquitoes will breed. By taking a look at every place that has water and disposing of this water, mosquitoes will lose most, if not all, of their breeding grounds.
Examples of this type of water can be a small can with leftover water from a recent rain. Water can also accumulate in rain gutters, because they need to be cleaned. Leaves and other debris can accumulate preventing water from draining property. All old, stagnant water needs to be removed.
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A professional pest control company specializing in mosquitoes is the next step. A professional will be able to use a safe but effective chemical to destroy any and all mosquitoes on your property. They will also be destroying the eggs that could possibly exist.
A professional will know exactly where to spray, and will focus only in areas that need to be addresed. Those who attempt to do this type of spraying with off-the-shelf pesticides at a local hardware store will commonly spray in an uncontrolled manner. This creates health and safety problems for people and pets.
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Once you have eliminated any safe havens in your yard for this insect and have had the yard sprayed by a professional, the final step is to use mosquito repellents when spending time in your yard. There are safe products that are available at your local hardware store that can be used whenever you are outside in your backyard.
One example is a coil that burns in the fashion of incense. They are fueled by harmless oils that mosquitoes cannot stand to be around. One smell by an intruder, and they will fly to another backyard. There are many good pest control companies, but remember to hire those whose specialty is killing mosquitoes and ticks in residential communities. One example of this type of company is the Mosquito Squad.